New Paperless QuietRock | Soundproofing with Dave

10.19.2007

New Paperless QuietRock

Georgia-Pacific Gypsum and Quiet Solution Announce Paperless Soundproof Drywall

New QuietRock® DensArmor Plus® 528 is the Most Cost-Effective Way to Address Noise and Moisture in Multifamily, Schools, Healthcare and Hospitality Construction

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC and Quiet Solution announced they have partnered on a paperless soundproof drywall panel. The new product, QuietRock® DensArmor Plus® 528, combines the moisture and mold resistance, fire resistance, abuse resistance and low indoor air emissions of paperless DensArmor Plus wallboard, with the proven noise reduction of QuietRock, the leading soundproof drywall.

A single layer of the new product on a single wood stud wall provides an STC rating of 50 – a noise reduction of 75% compared to many other interior wall systems. QuietRock DensArmor Plus 528 is 5/8” thick, Type X, UL-classified, contains no metal inside the panel, and installs in the same manner as standard drywall.

“QuietRock DensArmor Plus 528 provides several advantages to contractors and owners compared to other wall and ceiling systems, including sound reduction, fire resistance, moisture and mold resistance and abuse resistance,” said Steve Weiss, vice president of marketing, Quiet Solution. “This product can be used where wallboard is vulnerable to moisture and help avoid major delays and costly rework. Ceilings and walls can trap moisture during construction. Coastal projects deal with fog and rain; many parts of the country have high humidity. Individual homes need this in bathrooms, basements and laundry rooms, where high humidity can occur. And customers are looking for quieter buildings. This product is the answer.”

QuietRock DensArmor Plus 528 is an easy choice in green construction, and may contribute to LEED points. For example, LEED for Schools recognizes the importance of good acoustics, and components of the panel have low indoor air emissions. This is consistent with Quiet Solution’s emphasis on advanced materials for sustainable development.

“This new panel provides a cost effective method of reducing noise and moisture related issues during the construction phase and throughout the life of the building,” said Leo Bissonnette, General Manager Dens™ products for Georgia Pacific Gypsum LLC. “This product creates wall and ceiling assemblies that deliver higher performance while using less labor and materials. Quiet Solution’s reputation for sound solutions and the reputation of Georgia-Pacific’s paperless gypsum products provide a unique product in the marketplace.”

QuietRock DensArmor Plus 528 was previewed at the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) conference on September 27. CHPS’ mission is to facilitate the design of high performance schools that are energy and resource efficient, healthy, and comfortable for students. The attendees of the conference were natural customers of QuietRock DensArmor Plus 528 for its combination of acoustic, mold and abuse resistance benefits. QuietRock DensArmor Plus 528 will be available in volume throughout North America in November through Quiet Solution’s extensive network of drywall distributors and independent dealers. Detailed product information is now available for architects, engineers, contractors and builders at www.QuietSolution.com. Customers can call (800) 797-8159.

Quiet Solution’s high quality soundproofing products have gained high ratings from professionals, customers and partners in the construction industry since 2002. As many have discovered, QuietRock provides the lowest total cost solution for noise reduction, even though the panels cost more than standard drywall; installation is easy. This enables quiet buildings, straightforward use by builders, and happy clients and homeowners.

ABOUT QUIET SOLUTION

Quiet Solution, a division of Serious Materials, is America’s most trusted manufacturer of soundproofing products. As a technology leader, it provides world-class residential and commercial building materials that support sustainable construction while enhancing quality of life. Patented and patent-pending products and technologies include QuietRock® soundproof drywall, QuietWood® and QuietHome® high-STC windows and doors. These provide the lowest total cost soundproofing solutions for builders, architects and owners, easily and reliably. The company’s environmentally friendly products are manufactured in the United States and are available at authorized dealers throughout the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit www.QuietSolution.com or www.SeriousMaterials.com.

ABOUT GEORGIA-PACIFIC

Headquartered at Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of building products, tissue, packaging, paper, cellulose, and related chemicals. Georgia-Pacific has long been among the nation’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of building products to lumber and building materials dealers and large do-it-yourself warehouse retailers, with brands such as Plytanium®, Ply-Bead® and Wood I Beam™ offered by Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC and DensArmor Plus®, DensGlass Gold®, DensShield® and ToughRock® offered by Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC. For more information, visit www.gp.com/build. Or call 800-BUILD GP (800-254-5347).

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